ERIC Number: ED442344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
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Renewing the Covenant: Learning, Discovery, and Engagement in a New Age and Different World. Sixth Report. An Open Letter to the Friends of American Public Higher Education.
Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land Grant Universities, Washington, DC.; National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
This final Kellogg Commission report urges a renewal of the covenant between state universities and colleges and the public they serve. The report calls for a new kind of public institution, one that is both a first-rate student university and a first-rate research university, that provides access to a diverse student population, reaches out to engage the larger community, and provides opportunities for lifelong learning. The Commission sees a national commitment to public education as: equal educational opportunity; excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional curricula; learning environments that meet civic needs; graduate education informed by scholarship and responsive to public needs; institutional resources brought to bear on community problems; data systems that allow periodic assessment of progress toward goals; and on-going monitoring of the report recommendations. The report also sets out the public's responsibilities, urging enactment of new legislation that would help public universities create partnerships with public schools and revitalize K-12 education, as well as harness new telecommunications technologies to create a national learning society. It urges federal tax policy that encourages more private-sector partnerships with universities for joint research and educational activities and reminds states of their historic role of providing the major share of funding for public education. (CH)
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Political Issues, Politics of Education, Public Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Role, State Aid, State Colleges, State Universities
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, Office of Public Affairs, 1307 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-478-6040; Web site: http://www.nasulgc.org.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land Grant Universities, Washington, DC.; National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.